911
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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Turning up emotional faders
Keep repeating self-hating phrases
I have heard enough of these voices
Almost like I have no choice

This is biological stasis
My mood's shifting to manic places
Wish I laughed and kept the good friendships
Watch life, here I go again

I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry, ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)

My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one

Keep my dolls inside diamond boxes
Save them till I know I'm gon' drop this
Front I've built around me, oasis
Paradise is in my hand
Holding on so tight to this status
It's not real but I'll try to grab it
Keep myself in beautiful places
Paradise is in my hands

I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)

My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one
(Pop another one)
Pop a 911
Then pop another one

I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)

My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one

Please patch the line
Please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line
Please patch the line




Please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lady Gaga's song 911 explore the inner turmoil and mental struggles of the artist. She sings about her own emotional instability and self-hatred, and how she copes with it by taking medication or "popping a 911." The song's opening lines describe her turning up emotional faders while repeating self-hating phrases, indicating her relentless battle with her own thoughts. She refers to her biological stasis, which could mean a state of mental health issues that are inherent and unchanging, leading to shifts in her mood to manic places.


The artist wishes she laughed and kept good friendships, but instead, she finds herself popping pills to numb the pain. Lady Gaga acknowledges that she is her own biggest enemy and that she often resorts to taking medication to provide temporary relief from her inner turmoil. The line "pop a 911" refers to taking pills to calm down, and she repeats it several times throughout the song.


Lady Gaga speaks about holding onto her status and keeping up appearances, even though it's not real. She tries to hold on to beautiful places that she feels represent paradise while acknowledging that it's all just a front. The song ends with her asking for help by asking the person on the other end of the line to patch her through to a 911 emergency service.


Overall, the lyrics of 911 by Lady Gaga are intense and gripping, painting a vivid picture of a person battling with their own mind and trying to find a way out of the pain.


Line by Line Meaning

Turning up emotional faders
Increasing the intensity of my emotions


Keep repeating self-hating phrases
Continuously using negative self-talk


I have heard enough of these voices
I am tired of internal negative self-talk


Almost like I have no choice
Feels like the negativity is beyond my control


This is biological stasis
I am experiencing emotional numbness


My mood's shifting to manic places
My emotions are becoming unstable and intense


Wish I laughed and kept the good friendships
I regret losing touch with close friends due to my emotional instability


Watch life, here I go again
I am about to go through another emotional rollercoaster


I can't see me cry
I am unwilling to show my vulnerability and emotions by crying


Can't see me cry, ever again (ooh)
I refuse to cry again because it makes me feel weak


My biggest enemy is me
I recognize that I am my own worst enemy


Pop a 911
I need to call for help to deal with my emotional distress


Ever since day one
I have been fighting with myself since the beginning


Then pop another one
I may need to ask for help multiple times


Keep my dolls inside diamond boxes
I keep my possessions safe from my emotional instability


Save them till I know I'm gon' drop this
I save them until I feel emotionally stable again


Front I've built around me, oasis
I have created a facade of happiness and contentment around me


Paradise is in my hand
I am in control of my own happiness


Holding on so tight to this status
I am holding on tightly to my current emotional state


It's not real but I'll try to grab it
I know it's not a true emotional state, but I still cling onto it


I can't see me cry
I refuse to cry and show my vulnerability to others


Need a 911, can you patch the line
I need emergency help to deal with my emotional breakdown


Please patch the line
I beg for help to deal with my emotional distress




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Hugo Pierre Leclercq, Justin Drew Tranter, Michael Tucker, Stefani J. Germanotta

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@betos.m.6371

Turnin' up emotional faders
Keep repeating self-hating phrases
I have heard enough of these voices
Almost like I have no choice
This is biological stasis
My mood's shifting to manic places
Wish I laughed and kept the good friendships
Watch life, here I go again

I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry, this is the end (ooh)

My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me ever since day one
Pop a 911, then pop another one

Keep my dolls inside diamond boxes
Save 'em 'til I know I'm gon' drop this
Front I've built around my oasis
Paradise is in my hands
Holdin' on so tight to this status
It's not real, but I'll try to grab it
Keep myself in beautiful places
Paradise is in my hands

I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry, this is the end (ooh)

My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me ever since day one
Pop a 911, then pop another one

Pop, pop another one (ooh)
Pop a 911, then pop another one (ooh)

I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry, this is the end (ooh)

My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me ever since day one
Pop a 911, then pop another one

Please patch the line, please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line?
Please patch the line, please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line?



@kaylannemanuella8159

[ Letra]
Turning up emotional faders
Keep repeating self-hating phrases
I have heard enough of these voices
Almost like I have no choice
This is biological stasis
My mood's shifting to manic places
Wish I loved, and kept the good friendships
Watch life, here I go again
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry, ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one
Keep my dolls inside diamond boxes
Save them till I know I'm gon' drop this
Front I've built around me, oasis
Paradise is in my hand
Holding on so tight to this status
It's not real but I'll try to grab it
Keep myself in beautiful places
Paradise is in my hands
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one
(Pop another one)
Pop a 911
Then pop another one
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one
Please patch the line
Please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line
Please patch the line
Please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line



@enzo_frsh

Lyrics:

Turning up emotional faders
Keep repeating self-hating phrases
I have heard enough of these voices
Almost like I have no choice


This is biological stasis
My mood's shifting to manic places
Wish I loved, and kept the good friendships
Watch life, here I go again


I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry, ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)


My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one


Keep my dolls inside diamond boxes
Save them till I know I'm gon' drop this
Front I've built around me, oasis
Paradise is in my hand
Holding on so tight to this status
It's not real but I'll try to grab it
Keep myself in beautiful places
Paradise is in my hands


I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)


My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one
(Pop another one)
Pop a 911
Then pop another one


I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry ever again (ooh)
I can't see me cry
Can't see me cry this is the end (ooh)


My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
My biggest enemy is me
Ever since day one
Pop a 911
Then pop another one


Please patch the line
Please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line
Please patch the line
Please patch the line
Need a 911, can you patch the line



All comments from YouTube:

@IqbalSuryana

We found the answer.

2009: 911 Emergency. Hello?
2020: My biggest enemy is me.

@abrahampachecos3592

Iqbal Suryana ever since day one

@s-p-tmusic8190

I would hug u right now!! Period!!

@1kakashi

Hey if you're sad you can listen this song
https://youtu.be/NVJjp5Tc5f4

@IqbalSuryana

@Abraham Pacheco oops!

@trashythetrashcan9741

This song is actually about an antipsychotic medication named olanzapine that saved her life in relation to mental illness (my biggest enemy is me, pop a 911) when she was rushed to the E.R due to a psychotic break. The same thing happened to me and I had to be put on the same exact medication, she stated how her whole body went numb, she could do nothing but scream, it’s terrifying and nobody should ever have to experience a psychotic break, it is absolutely horrifying and indescribable when you’re completely ripped from reality, feeling like you’re trapped in an endless void, you feel like everything is out to hurt or kill you, becoming completely and absolutely emotionally blunted unable to express any feelings, completely dissociated from reality, unable to come to terms with anything around you, completely lost. There is truly nothing more traumatic than a psychotic break. Recovery time is different for everyone, it can take as little as 1 week to over a year. But I’m happy I’m still alive and survived the internal torment to let people know how strong they really are and how crucial mental health really is.

@tsohgallik

That sounds, fuking, wicked

@mandymaeshale7093

Thank you for sharing this with us honey, I really needed to see this

@jesseward568

Maybe like 2 weeks. And then a few months of reflection. But afterwards some things in my life became clearer

@trashythetrashcan9741

Jesse Ward definitely a lot of reflection but that’s your brains way of processing trauma. But it definitely takes a whole lot of work.

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